MICHIGAN OPERA THEATRE'S 2014-2015 SEASON
Sung in German with English supertitles
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:30PM
Our 2014-2015 season opens with the Strauss shocker, Elektra. Maddened by her father's murder at the hands of her mother, Elektra seeks revenge.
Also starring Jill Grove (Klytemnestra), Jennifer Check ((Chrysothemis), Thomas Gazheli (Oreste), Richard Margison (Aegisth), and Elizabeth Byrne (The Overseer). Steven Mercurio conducts and Nicholas Muni directs.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:30PM
A naive geisha abandons her culture to wed an American Naval officer, not realizing that she's a temporary amusement to him. "Butterfly" then faithfully awaits her husband's return from a long mission, only to discover that he has remarried.
The role of Cio Cio San (Butterfly) is among the most heartbreaking in the soprano repertory. Sopranos Inna Los and Donata D'Annunzio Lombardi will alternate in the title role.
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
The Berman Center for the Performing Arts
The Detroit Film Theatre
A co-production with the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
Sung in English and Spanish with English supertitles
MOT is expanding its outreach to the metro Detroit community with a co-production of Robert Xavier Rodriguez's Frida. This thrilling contemporary work will run in tandem with the DIA's exhibition, "Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit."
The opera focuses on the tumultuous life of the Mexican painter, celebrating her vivacious spirit, sexuality, and fragility, with music as colorful as her artwork. Catalina Cuervo will sing the title role in all performances.
Sung in English with English supertitles
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:30PM
The Merry Widow revolves around a rich widow whose wealth would be transferred to her next husband, were she to remarry. Lehar's rollicking operetta fills the air with waltzes as the locals scramble to keep the widow from leaving the country with a foreign guy and all her loot.
Renowned soprano Deborah Voigt sings the lead role in all four performances. MOT last produced the work at the Fisher Theatre in 1984.
Ted Sperling conducts; Kelly Robinson directs.
Sung in French with English supertitles
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:30PM
In Gounod's grand opera, Faust, the title character makes a pact with the devil, exchanging eternity for youth and temporal love.
Caitlin Lynch (Donna Anna, MOT's 2010 Don Giovanni) sings the role of Marguerite, the woman Méphistophélès uses to lure Faust to hell. In the process, Marguerite nearly loses her own soul, but manages to beat the devil at last.
Russel Thomas sings the title role, Matt Boehler appears as Méphistophélès. Steven Mercurio conducts; Bernard Uzan directs.